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NOC 6541 – Security guards and related security service occupations

NOC 6541 – Security guards and related security service occupations

December 23, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 6541 is for Security guards and related security service occupations

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level C

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A college diploma in law and security or police technology may be required.
  • Training is provided for airport security guards and establishment-specific training may be provided for security occupations in this unit group.
  • Security guards carrying firearms require a licence.
  • Armoured car drivers require a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) for both restricted and non-restricted firearms.
  • In Quebec, a permit issued by the Sûreté du Québec is required to work as a private detective or security officer.
  • Corporate security officers may require experience as a police officer.
  • Private investigators require provincial licensure.
  • Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for security staff in establishments serving alcoholic beverages.

List of Job Titles for NOC 6541 – Security guards and related security service occupations

  • Air courier guard
  • Airport security guard
  • Alarm investigator
  • Alarm signal investigator
  • Alarm signal specialist
  • Armoured car driver
  • Armoured car guard
  • Automatic teller machine (ATM) guard
  • Bodyguard (except police)
  • Bouncer
  • Bouncer – security
  • Business establishment investigator
  • Business establishment investigator – security
  • Cabin baggage inspector
  • Carry-on baggage inspector
  • Commissionaire
  • Commissionaire – security
  • Convoy guard
  • Corporate security officer
  • Crossing guard
  • Escort – security services
  • Gate attendant – security
  • Gateman/woman
  • Hand baggage inspector
  • Hand luggage inspector
  • House detective
  • Investigations officer – postal service
  • Lie detector examiner
  • Loss prevention officer – retail
  • Loss prevention officers supervisor
  • Mystery shopper
  • Night guard
  • Night watchman/woman
  • Patrol officer – security
  • Patrolman/woman – security
  • Plant gatekeeper
  • Plant guard
  • Polygraph examiner
  • Polygraph operator
  • Polygraphist
  • Postal inspection officer
  • Postal service inspector
  • Preboarding security guard
  • Private detective
  • Private investigator
  • Private investigators supervisor
  • Private police agents and investigators supervisor
  • Private policemen/women and investigators supervisor
  • Private security officer
  • Residential alarm system specialist
  • Retail investigator
  • Retail loss investigator
  • Retail loss prevention officer
  • Retail store floorman/woman
  • Retail store floorwalker
  • School crossing guard
  • Security alarm system consultant
  • Security analysis officer – postal service
  • Security and investigations officer
  • Security consultant (except computer systems)
  • Security guard
  • Security guard – explosives
  • Security investigator
  • Security officer
  • Security specialist (except computer systems)
  • Shopping investigator – security
  • Store detective
  • Surveillance operator – casino
  • Theft prevention officer
  • Vault custodian
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